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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives

After 3-5 years on the job, a University of Idaho Mechanical Engineering practitioner is expected to:

  1. Attain career advancement based on demonstrated knowledge and skill in engineering analysis, modeling/simulation, experimental methods, application of codes/standards, and design for manufacturing.
  2. Achieve client and stakeholder satisfaction of engineering solutions while maintaining a reputation for generating technically valuable early prototypes and wise use of available time, talent and budgetary resources.
  3. Establish recognition as a competent communicator within a field or industry through creation of clear problem definitions, generation of informative technical reports, participation in technical conferences/forums, and/or use of knowledge sharing technologies.
  4. Seek life-long advancement through continued professional development such as entrepreneurship, pursuit of graduate degrees, professional licenses, and/or certifications.
  5. Assume expanded responsibilities for collaboration with others including public and worker safety, environmental protection, ethical and legal practices, formal project management and involvement in professional communities or society at large.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, students will have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
Enrollment data for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Degree level — Degree Fall 2017 Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021
Bachelors — B.S. 443 406 340 303 312
Masters — M.Engr. & M.S. 41 47 52 47 43
Doctoral — Ph.D. 13 13 14 20 18
Degrees awarded in Mechanical Engineering.
Degree level 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Bachelors 86 75 87 82 72
Masters 13 12 14 19 19
Doctoral 1 3 2 2 1

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Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579

Fax: 208-885-9031